Around the Nation (Aug. 3): Browns acquire injured offensive lineman Michael Bowie from Seahawks

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FOOTBALL

Browns claim OL Bowie from Seahawks

BEREA — The Cleveland Browns have claimed injured offensive lineman Michael Bowie off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks.

Bowie was a seventh-round pick a year ago and made eight starts during his first NFL season. But he needs shoulder surgery that will sideline him for four to six months, and he was cut by the Seahawks on Saturday.

The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Bowie helped clear the way for Marshawn Lynch to run for 1,257 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. He also started a playoff game in Seattle’s run to the Super Bowl title.

Cleveland general manager Ray Farmer announced the waiver claim on Sunday. It brings the Browns’ roster to 90 players.

BASEBALL

Brothers complete 40-mile walk to throw 1st pitch for Detroit

DETROIT — Two Michigan brothers, who completed a 40-mile walk, headed to Detroit to throw out the first pitch at a Tigers game Sunday at Comerica Park against the Colorado Rockies.

Hunter Gandee carried his 7-year-old brother Braden on his back over two days in June. The Gandee brothers battled the elements and fatigue to finish the walk from their hometown of Temperance to Ann Arbor.

Called the Cerebral Palsy Swagger, the trek’s goal was to raise awareness for the condition that prevents Braden from walking without assistance.

HORSE RACING

Skyway wins Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar

DEL MAR, Calif. — Skyway held off fast-closing Henry’s Holiday by a length Sunday in the $300,000 Best Pal Stakes for 2-year-olds at Del Mar.

Ridden by Stewart Elliott, Skyway ran six furlongs on Polytrack in 1:16.67 and paid $6.20, $3.60 and $2.80 as the 2-1 favorite.

Elliott earned his first stakes win at the seaside track, while trainer Mark Casse won for the first time here. Both are in their first summers at Del Mar.

The victory, worth $120,000, increased Skyway’s career earnings to $157,390, with two wins in three starts. Owned by John Oxley, Skyway shipped in from the East Coast for the race.

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